Bloc student club founded at uOttawa

November 25, 2009

A group of University of Ottawa students has started the first Bloc Québécois student club outside Quebec. A third-year political science student founded the club in September as way of promoting the Bloc's separatist ideas on campus. As an official campus club, the group receives $1,000 in subsidies and access to other resources, such as free room rentals. The club's founder has recruited 25 members so far, but also encountered some resistance from students who feel their fees should not support a separatist political group. The clubs co-ordinator for uOttawa's student federation says she has not received any complaints about the club being approved. CBC